Monday, 15 January 2018

Wartech H-4731 Biohazard 13" Overall Zombie Black Blade with Neon Green Handle, A Review

The Wartech H-4731 Biohazard Zombie is a 13" hunting knife made out of 440 stainless steel and plastic contoured handle. It is a full tang knife with the knife surface blacked out while the plastic contoured handle is painted with luminous green. The package also includes a nylon sheath.



Bought it through Amazon for a price of USD10.88 (MYR xx) plus an additional courier and import charges of USD30.74 (MYR xx). I opted using DHL despite it being 3 times more expensive than the knife as I don't want the hassle of dealing with customs etc. Within 4 days of making the order, I got it on my desk without any problems.



For the price I paid, there is not much negative that I can find with the knife apart from two. The first is the material used for the handle. It appears from touch and eyeballing it that the handle is made out of simple plastic. Although it has be ergonomically designed, it will be very slippery when wet. The second is the nylon sheath. The serrated edge of the knife catches on the inside of the sheath and it get stuck sometimes. I suspect the sheath is a bit too tight for the knife.

The knife is sharp straight from the box. The black paint is not expected to cling to the metal surface strongly hence the blade would look rather scratchy once used. The blade is nice and straight with a pointed tip.

Overall I am satisfied.


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Monday, 8 January 2018

Wartech S-3023 Milspec Tactical - Huge, A Review

The Wartech S-3023 Milspec Tactical is a 13" hunting knife which features a 440 stainless steel blade with a black ABS handle. It has a contoured handle for easy handling. This knife also includes a nylon sheath to keep this knife safe and secure while not in use as well as a sharpening stone.

This knife is halfway between a machete and a typical hunting knife. Very hefty and a thick knife (5 mm). The handle grips well. 

The knife has a titanium coating that gives that grayish colour. 

The sheath provided is well designed. It has a full belt loop and extra leg ties so keep it firmly on the side of your leg. The sheath also comes with a bundled para cord. A small pocket is also provided which also includes a "diamond" sharpener.

Paid USD35.92 for it plus an additional USD37.10 for courier and import fees via Amazon. I decided to use the Amazon Global Priority option (via DHL) as this is my second attempt at buying this particular knife. The first attempt ended when it was stopped at US Customs (I eventually got a refund from Amazon). This time around it got through. 

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Victorinox Swiss Army Trekker Ref: 0.8463.MW3

I got this folding knife from Ace Hardware Store for RM190.69.



It has 12 functions. Dimension wise, it has a height of 0.7 in, a length of 4.4 in and it weighs in at 4.6 oz. Its main feature is a lockable main blade.




The lock system employed is a spring plate that locks the blade when extended. Note the word "PRESS" on the plate where you need to engage to unlock it.



Tools available on the Trekker are:
  1. blade, large with wavy edge
  2. reamer, punch
  3. bottle opener
  4. screwdriver 5 mm, lockable
  5. wire stripper
  6. wood saw
  7. Phillips screwdriver 1 – 2
  8. can opener
  9. screwdriver 3 mm
  10. tweezers
  11. toothpick
  12. key ring




Monday, 25 September 2017

Zippo Lighter Lemon Lime Matte - My First, A Review

I got my first Zippo Lighter. Very basic model with a lemon lime matte finish. Just love it.



Now, I can start a fire with style.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

ASR Tactical 10.5 Inch Stainless Steel Stonewashed Hunting Knife G10 Ridged - Sleek Full Tang Knife, A Review

The knife from ASR has a Milspec design. It is a 10.5" full tang knife with stonewashed blade and a black G10 rubber handle. It comes with a black canvas sheath.



It weighs in at 371 grams and is 10.5" long. Made out of 1065 Surgical Steel, the blade is approximately 5.3" long. It has a sleek design and is very discreet. The knife offers a contoured shape that allows any size hand to be able to handle this knife properly.

I got it via Amazon for USD19.97. Shipping was an additional USD12.31 making it a total of USD32.28.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Rolson Folding Trimming Knife - A very compact box-cutter, A Review

I found this interesting box-cutter at ACE Hardware Store in Mid Valley. Cost me RM28.09. Made by Rolson, it is a box-cutter that is made into a folding knife. When folded it is approximately 10.5 cm long. Fully extended it is 16.5 cm long with a blade length of 3 cm.



Made out of plastic, it comes with a belt clip. The opening tab on the blade holder also doubles up as the quick blade change release. At the center of the handle you can just make out the locking mechanism release button. Apart from the belt clip, there is ring at the hilt to tie a lanyard if required.



The blade is a standard Two-Notch-Blade. Rolson also provide a clear plastic cover for the blade as added safety.

As a box-cutter, I find this design very refreshing. Unlike standard heavy-duty box-cutters which are relatively longer, this design is very compact. I like it very much.

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